Our rainforest conservation projects in Mufindi, although run independently of the Children’s Village funding and programmes, are part and parcel of the future well being of this community. Conservation and protection of forests means increased security for water supplies and native species to the long term benefit of our region and indeed the whole nation Climate change, population growth, potentially damaging agricultural practices are all long term challenges which we have to face. Far sighted measures undertaken now can hopefully minimise habitat loss and educate the local population in the benefits of conservation to secure the future for all.